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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Released on 05 September 2008

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (41 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The story of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky brings the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011.

A group of stalkers has for the first time reached the very heart of the Zone - Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and brings about a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blow-out of anomalous energy changes the Zone. There are no more reliable and relatively safe roads. The entire levels vanish in the outbursts of anomalies. Stalkers and even expeditions die or end up sealed on the lost territories. New areas, which remained unknown since the time of the Zone emergence, appear on the Zone map. The Zone continues to shake with blowouts. The Zone is unstable. The anomalous activity is at its maximum.

Changes of the Zone map known to stalkers shake the fragile balance of forces in the Zone. Among the groupings, there flare up hostilities for the new territories, artefact fields and spheres of influence. There are no more old enemies or friends - now everyone is for himself. The Factions War has started between the groupings.
  • 10 hours of the main plotline gameplay
  • 5 completely new levels - Swamps, Red Forest, Ruined Hospital, Limansk and Military Ordnance Yard
  • 8 significantly re-designed levels from the original game - Cordon, Garbage, Dark Valley, Agroprom, Agroprom, Undergrounds, Yantar, Military and Station
  • Weapon and armor upgrades
  • Possibility to fix weapons
  • Updated concepts of anomalies and artifacts - rare anomalies cannot be seen and are discovered using detectors
  • 36 weapon types
  • 4 multiplayer game modes
  • 12 multiplayer maps

customer Reviews

 Average rating (41 reviews)


| | See all Rich976's reviews (19)

This game is brilliant, the story, setting, weapons, characters and RPG elements all rolled into one make for an excellent game. You may think that because this is a prequel you dont need to play the other game... but in fact you do need to know some of the story so far so by STALKER as well, from here its only £7.99 at that price its a steal!

 Must have, though good to wait this long.

| | See all MikeyBug's reviews (1)

I have to say i loved the whole concept of the first game and although it had its problems it was still everything an atmospheric fps should be.

Clear sky has only built apon that and though again it had its fair share of problems i for one have only suffered one crash since playing it and ive completed the game! Thankyou to all who bought the game when it first came out and bug tested it for the rest of us ;).

Amazing graphics (if your computer can take it), ai that reacts to your every move, and a not to shabby story (though a little weak in places) this game is at the forefront of the genre! Though dont expect an easy ride (though there is a thriving mods/trainer community if your into that kind of thing).

Four stars not five for the bad reliability and problems when it was first released but 6 for every other aspect! A must have in my opinion!

 Show stopping bugs let down a very good game

| | See all Benjamk81's reviews (12)

OK before i go anywhere with this i want to say that clear sky is a good game - it could be a great game if the edges weren't so rough and the bugs such monsters.

If you were a fan of the original then theres lots to like, firstly the graphics have been improved alot and now there is enhanced environmental lighting which really adds to the atmosphere - watching gun fights in the pitch black pouring rain while thunder and lightning briefly lights the spooky landscape is something to behold! - but your gonna need a beefy system to run this game maxed out.

Much of the good stuff returns, the a-life system still makes the game world as dynamic and alive as in any game, no scripted linear approach here, instead a fully explorable, living environment which feels very real. In this game things happen whether your there to witness it or not. in one instance i went to see a group of guys i met earlier in the game only to find their bodies sprawled out around their camp, amidst them the bodies of mutants they had gunned down - obviously they ahd been overrun and the echos of the battle fought were there to be seen - genius a-life system.

The game now focuses alot of attention on the various factions and their rivalries which were touched upon in the original game. this time you can join up to factions and get involved in attack and defeend missions joining squads in battles against your enemies attempting to take hard points on the map, the balance can change all the time and it for the most part feels pretty dynamic and interesting.

the story is not as strong as in the original but some of the translation and interface has been cleaned up so its a bit easier to get a grip of whats going on.

the Atmosphere is for me more or less as strong as before, the shift in focus to squad combat and human conflicts means that some for the survival horror style so many loved has been overlooked somewhat.

The big problem with this game though is the bugs - i can say i have never played a supposedly finished released product that was so badly finished before. I bought this game, patched to the latest patch and within two hours game play ahd suffered four inexplicable crash to desktops and found that i couldnt move form one area to another - the show stopping travel bug - to think such things could exist in a retail release let alone and retail release after multiple patches is criminal. On top of that there are a lot of small bugs which mess up missions for you where triggers clearly don't work and objectives cant be completed.

Crysis warhead is vastly superior from a technical standpoint to anything around and is released at 14.99 with non of the issues here at 17.99

If they wanted to release this so badly unfinished then a price of 9.99 might have made me feel more understanding and patient.

despite the infuriating technical issues and the rough edges of the game design which again stink of a rushed effort its hard for me to dislike this unique atmospheric game. It has so much atmosphere, it feels futuristic yet with so much old soviet era architecture and equipment it feels like some sort of cult Russian horror flick.

The sounds are a bit tinny in places but the blood chilling howls in the nigh are a great immersive touch.

If you liked the original you will probably like being back in the zone, unfortunately its not gonna hook anyone who didn't get the original and it also is guilty of missing a great opportunity to fore fill the potential that this imaginative, dark, moody game has.

still very good despite the failings - but stalker could have been the best ever

 A good game hidden deep under piles of broken things

| | See all Phil8mee's reviews (47)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

I want to tell you how disappointed I feel about paying for another unfinished game... but I can't. I can tell you about the bugs, of which there are many. I could tell you about the poor translation, which sometimes makes little or no sense... but I can't. I can't because this is a great game.
Now I know graphics don't make a good game, but it isn't that they just look nice, they feel nice. The sense of atmosphere is at a level never achieved before, which includes the first game. The depth and diversity of the environs and game play may intimidate at first but never overwhelm. If only it didn't feel so fragile at times.

 Beta Release

| | See all Croydonian's reviews (1)

Its shocking that this game was released in this state. The bugs are not just relating to performance but appear to be basic errors in scripting that result in frequent crashes to desktop and inevitable game restarts when none of your save games work . Since release there have been several patches, but your saved games will not be compatible, so again you will have to restart. There is obviously a decent game underneath all of this, so I advise you to wait a few months before purchasing.

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Rating16+ (PEGI)
Minimum RequirementsMinimum system requirements:
Windows 2000 with SP4 / XP / Vista with SP1
2.0GHz Intel Pentium IV, AMD XP 2200+ or equivalent
10GB HDD Space
128MB nVidia GeForce 5700, ATi Radeon 9600 or equivalent DirectX 8.0 compatible Graphics Card
Keyboard and mouse
LAN or Internet connection for multiplayer

Recommended system requirements:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, AMD 64 X2 4200 or equivalent
256MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GT, ATi Radeon HD 2900 XT or equivalent DirectX 9.0c compatible Graphics Card